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White Collar Wire

White Collar Wire

Covers news, cases, judicial opinions, practical tips and scholarly work regarding white-collar criminal and civil enforcement, grand jury investigations and regulatory compliance. By Jackson R. Sharman, III.

http://jacksharman.com/
Rank this Week: 1052

Minick Law Blog

Minick Law Blog

Covers DWI, civil rights, family law, workers compensation, and criminal justice.

http://www.minicklaw.com/asheville-attorney-blog/
  • Jan 16

    Important Things To Do Before Getting A Divorce

    Important Things To Do Before Getting A Divorce
    IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO BEFORE GETTING A DIVORCE Divorce is a life changing and stressful experience. Sometimes it comes out of the blue while other times it can be seen coming on the horizon. However, nobody enters into a marriage expecting a…
  • Jan 12

    Injured By The Police? Here’s How To Sue For Excessive Force – INFOGRAPHIC

    Injured By The Police? Here’s How To Sue For Excessive Force – INFOGRAPHIC
    INJURED BY THE POLICE? HERE’S HOW TO SUE FOR EXCESSIVE FORCE.   If you feel you’ve been a victim of POLICE BRUTALITY or EXCESSIVE FORCE by law enforcement, the process of seeking justice is a complicated one.  There are…
  • Jan 2

    What Is Police Brutality? -INFOGRAPHIC

    What Is Police Brutality? -INFOGRAPHIC
    WHAT IS POLICE BRUTALITY? Minick Law’s new infographic about Police Brutality.   Here we explain what it is, how you’re protected by law, and what your options and resources are in seeking justice.  If you think you have…
Rank this Week: 1531

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Law Blog by Russell Babcock

Covers California criminal law.

http://www.lawbabcock.com/blog
  • Jan 16

    Best Sentence In Largest Federal Methamphetamine Case.

    Best Sentence In Largest Federal Methamphetamine Case.
      A. C. drove a boat from Ensenada, Mexico to Oceanside that was laden with almost 500 lbs of methamphetamine. Agents described the seizure as the largest in United States history on a boat. Defendant was facing a life sentence.…
  • Jan 12

    Thirty One Years for Stealing a Televison Set !

    Thirty One Years for Stealing a Televison Set !
      I was saddened the other day when I read about an out of work wrangler in Los Angeles who was sentenced to thirty one years imprisonment for stealing a television set. This gentleman had no previous crimes of violence though he did…
  • Jan 2

    Russell Babcock is SuperLawyer 2015!!!

    Russell Babcock is SuperLawyer 2015!!!
    Russell Babcock has been voted a SuperLawyer for 2015 for his outstanding defense in federal and state criminal cases.  Only 5% of attorneys qualify for SuperLawyers.  While Russell has won many awards for his outstanding San Diego…
Rank this Week: 4636

Michael Sweig

Michael Sweig

Covers criminal justice reform.

http://www.bestthinking.com/thinkers/society_and_humanities/nonprofit_organizations/advocacy/michael-sweig
  • Jan 16

    Tom Hanks is the Exception to Mediocrity's...

    Tom Hanks is the Exception to Mediocrity's...
    I read Tom Hanks''s recent NYT OpEd on free community college. It's a bad idea if C+ gets you free tuition.I, too, attended Hanks's beloved Chabot College, for one term (Winter '78), between transferring from UC Berkeley to UC Santa Cruz. I…
  • Jan 13

    A White Wahlberg Pardon Will Make Good...

    A White Wahlberg Pardon Will Make Good...
    Redemption, reformation of character, and forgiveness are not reserved for people who never got caught breaking the law. Or, are they?Mark Wahlberg should be pardoned. Wahlberg’s life path proves he paid his dues by serving his…
  • Jan 13

    A White Wahlberg Pardon Will Make Good...

    A White Wahlberg Pardon Will Make Good...
    Redemption, reformation of character, and forgiveness are not reserved for people who never got caught breaking the law. Or, are they?Mark Wahlberg should be pardoned. Wahlberg’s life path proves he paid his dues by serving his…
Rank this Week: 2934

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

The HMA Law Firm Blawg

Covers immigration and criminal law. By Hassan M. Ahmad.

http://www.hmalegal.com/blawg.html
Rank this Week: 4849

No Papered: A Washington DC…

No Papered: A Washington DC Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Scrofano Law.

http://blog.scrofanolaw.com/
  • Jan 16

    Can I serve DUI Mandatory Time on the Weekends?

    Can I serve DUI Mandatory Time on the Weekends?
    In August of 2012, the District of Columbia City Council, with little public comment, amended DC’s DUI law. Among the many changes included doubling mandatory minimum jail sentences for repeat offenders and cases with high chemical…
  • Jan 9

    DC DUI – Why Enroll in a Private Alcohol Program

    DC DUI – Why Enroll in a Private Alcohol Program
    I usually advise my clients to enroll in a private alcohol program after getting arrested for a DC DUI. For most people who get arrested for DUI, the police will release them at the station after several hours with a Citation to Return to…
  • Nov 19

    On Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer

    On Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer
    There are a lot of important qualities to look for when hiring a criminal defense lawyer.  You want an attorney who truly cares about their clients.  Its important for a criminal defense lawyer to have a strong and aggressive…
Rank this Week: 1827

Lori Levin Blog

Lori Levin Blog

Covers Illinois criminal justice, juvenile justice, guardianship and mental health law issues.

http://www.lorilevinlaw.com/blog.html
  • Jan 16

    Lori G. Levin Named a 2015 Illinois Super Lawyer

    Lori G. Levin Named a 2015 Illinois Super Lawyer
        I am humbled and honored to announce that I have once again been named as a top attorney in the State of Illinois as a Super Lawyer. Only five per cent of attorneys in the state are given that designation each…
  • Jan 10

    Client Receives Clemency from Illinois Governor

    Client Receives Clemency from Illinois Governor
         Yesterday, one of my clients was granted clemency for a felony conviction received when he was a young man. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn granted 232 clemency petitions per the State Journal Register. The full list may…
  • Jan 1

    Illinois' Second Chance Probation Allows For New Beginning

    Illinois' Second Chance Probation Allows For New Beginning
         The New Year brings second chances. It is a perfect time to discuss  Illinois' Second Chance Probation, the sentencing opportunity statute that went into effect a year ago. The statute, which can be found at 730…
Rank this Week: 3142

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 16

    SJC rules in favor of Aaron Hernandez in Suffolk County Double Homicide case

    SJC rules in favor of Aaron Hernandez in Suffolk County Double Homicide case
    The Supreme Judicial Court quashed a Grand Jury subpoena approved by a Suffolk Superior Court judge that required Aaron Hernandez's defense lawyers to turn over his cellphone, the Boston Herald reports. According to the SJC, the subpoena was…
  • Jan 13

    Learn the Process in Court when charged with OUI out of the Westborough District Court

    Learn the Process in Court when charged with OUI out of the Westborough District Court
    Drivers who were stopped and charged with an OUI out of Westborough can expect to appear before the Westborough District Court for pretrial matters. As the case progresses towards trial, the case will be transferred to the Worcester Trial…
  • Jan 12

    Understanding the Jury Selection Process in the Hernandez Murder Trial

    Understanding the Jury Selection Process in the Hernandez Murder Trial
    With Hernandez's first murder trial underway, scores of potential jurors have started appearing at Bristol County Superior Court to prepare for empanelment for this highly publicized trial. Hernandez's first murder trial (for the murder of…
Rank this Week: 4107

New York Criminal Defense Blog

New York Criminal Defense Blog

Covers high-profile crimes and the NYS criminal system. By Arkady Bukh.

http://www.nyccriminallawyer.com/blog
  • Jan 16

    New York Prosecutor Highlights Need for Regulations to Fight Data Encryption

    New York Prosecutor Highlights Need for Regulations to Fight Data Encryption
    A top prosecutor of New York Country says that Apple and Google should be legally required to give police access to customer data that may be deemed necessary when investigating crimes. According to Cyrus Vance, Manhattan District Attorney,…
  • Jan 9

    Federal Government Claims in Court that Marijuana is Dangerou

    Federal Government Claims in Court that Marijuana is Dangerou
    President Obama has recently signed a legislation prohibiting any federal interference with state medical marijuana laws. As per this law, the federal government is barred from spending money to prevent California and 21 other states from…
  • Dec 26

    Microsoft Files Civil Lawsuit Against Scammer

    Microsoft Files Civil Lawsuit Against Scammer
    Microsoft is suing scammers who phone people pretending to represent the firm and offering bogus technology support. It is believed that these spam callers ask to take over home computers and demand money to fix them. They are also known to…
Rank this Week: 1459

Orange County Criminal Defense…

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Karren Kenney.

http://www.orangecountycriminaldefense.guru/
  • Jan 15

    The Government is Listening…BEWARE!

    The Government is Listening…BEWARE!
    From 2012 to 2013, federal and state surveillance from wiretaps of oral, wire, and electronic communications increased an astonishing five percent. This electronic eavesdropping, while seemingly invasive, is considered lawful interception in…
  • Jan 1

    Convicted, Executed, And Then Exonerated? It’s Too Little Too Late…

    Convicted, Executed, And Then Exonerated? It’s Too Little Too Late…
    On December 17, 2014, George Stinney, convicted of first-degree murder, was granted a clear name with the reopening of his case. Upon investigating the circumstances of Stinney’s conviction, Judge Carmen T. Mullen found that his…
  • Dec 23

    Falsely Accused? Be Proactive in Mounting Your Defense

    Falsely Accused? Be Proactive in Mounting Your Defense
    Anyone facing false allegations of committing a crime needs to be proactive in mounting a defense.  Especially if the person being falsely accused ends up going to trial to let a jury decide their fate.  The majority of the…
Rank this Week: 691

Laybourne Law Firm Blog

Laybourne Law Firm Blog

Covers Colorado Springs criminal defense, injury, and accident news.

http://www.coloradospringsattorneys.org/blog/
  • Jan 15

    Making a Claim Against a Company for Their Employee’s Action

    Making a Claim Against a Company for Their Employee’s Action
    We’ve previously explored the problems with trying to make claims for intentional acts. First, most insurance policies will not cover intentional acts, only negligent acts. And when the insurance decides it is not going to cover your…
  • Jan 15

    Making a Claim Against a Company for Their Employee’s Action

    Making a Claim Against a Company for Their Employee’s Action
    We’ve previously explored the problems with trying to make claims for intentional acts. First, most insurance policies will not cover intentional acts, only negligent acts. And when the insurance decides it is not going to cover your…
  • Jan 8

    Personal Injury Claims against a Government Entity

    Personal Injury Claims against a Government Entity
    Special rules apply to claims made against government agencies. It is vitally important that your injury attorney follow up on the necessary steps for finding out if a governmental agency is involved. It is common, especially in cities like…
Rank this Week: 2084

Atlanta Criminal Lawyer Blog

Atlanta Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers traffic and criminal law news. By Nagel & Associates.

http://www.atlantacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 15

    Minor in Possession of Alcohol in Georgia

    Minor in Possession of Alcohol in Georgia
    I got a call today from a parent whose child was charged with minor in possession of alcohol in the City of Atlanta Municipal Court. He was driving his parents car. There was a passenger, also under 21, in the car and they were pulled over…
  • Dec 9

    Impact of Georgia's Juvenile Justice Reform

    Impact of Georgia's Juvenile Justice Reform
    In Georgia, anyone under the age of 17 is considered a juvenile offender and enters a separate system for juvenile offenders, rather than the adult criminal justice system. A judge reviews their cases and decides an outcome. In a worst-case…
  • Dec 9

    Shoplifting Recidivists in Georgia

    Shoplifting Recidivists in Georgia
    Shoplifting is illegal in Georgia. Shoplifting can be charged when the defendant performed actions with the intent of taking merchandise without paying or of depriving the owner of possession of merchandise or its value. Shoplifting includes…
Rank this Week: 3498

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney…

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Florida DUI, drug crimes, and DUI issues. By John P. Guidry II.

http://www.orlandocriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 15

    What Should Happen at a Bond Reduction Hearing?

    What Should Happen at a Bond Reduction Hearing?
    Lots of inmates are looking for a bond reduction. For reasons unbeknownst to me, some judges just hand out ridiculously high bonds. So, bond reductions are a popular, and necessary. Also, bond amounts are not the only crazy aspect of…
  • Jan 9

    Follow My Commands, or Go To Jail

    Follow My Commands, or Go To Jail
    Nobody likes to be bossed around, but plenty of people enjoy being bossy. Most of these bossy folks work for the government. The good thing about bossy people is that you don't necessarily have to listen to them. Sure, you may be fired if…
  • Dec 30

    Can I Get a .... Continuance?

    Can I Get a .... Continuance?
    Timing is everything. This is especially true of criminal cases. Unfortunately, not everyone has the financial means to hire an attorney right away. So, what happens when a defendant delays hiring private counsel--must the judge permit him…
Rank this Week: 4643

The Confrontation Blog

The Confrontation Blog

Covers the Confrontation Clause and developments related to Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36 (2004). By University of Michigan Law Professor Richard D. Friedman.

http://confrontationright.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 15

    Bottom-side amicus briefs in Ohio v. Clark

    Bottom-side amicus briefs in Ohio v. Clark
    [Updated Jan. 15, 2015, 5:20 pm]Here are the other bottom-side amicus briefs in Clark:First, the brief of the Innocence Network.Second, a brief of the Amicus Project of Southwestern Law School and affiliated parties.Third, a brief of the…
  • Jan 14

    Friedman and Ceci amicus brief in Clark

    Friedman and Ceci amicus brief in Clark
    The bottom-side amicus briefs in Clark were due today.  I'm hoping to post them all by tomorrow, but for now I can post the one that I did with Steve Ceci.  You can read it here.Shortly after printing, I learned that one of the…
  • Jan 8

    Respondent's brief in Ohio v. Clark

    Respondent's brief in Ohio v. Clark
    Here is the brief of the respondent Clark in Ohio v. Clark.  Briefs of amici in support of respondent are due the 14th.
Rank this Week: 1625

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

Covers False Claims Act and related statutes. By Ben Vernia.

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 3979

The Ethical Investigator

The Ethical Investigator

Covers asset searches, bribery, due diligence, money laundering and scams. By Charles Griffin Intelligence.

http://www.ethicalinvestigator.com/
  • Jan 15

    Increasing Transparency of UK Company Ownership

    Increasing Transparency of UK Company Ownership
    UK lawmakers recently unveiled a new plan to fight domestic and international corruption within its borders.  From the perspective of investigators tasked with uncovering hidden assets, the most striking piece of this legislation is the…
  • Dec 28

    FINRA and Due Diligence: On-Site Checks Are Indispendible

    FINRA and Due Diligence: On-Site Checks Are Indispendible
    Due diligence is all about following up on red flags, but if you don’t find them, there’s nothing on which to follow up. Thus, our tireless refrain: turn over every piece of public record information you can about a person, and…
  • Dec 15

    One Way to Shorten the Hunt for the Proceeds of Bribery and Corruption

    One Way to Shorten the Hunt for the Proceeds of Bribery and Corruption
    Bribing foreign public officials used to be legal in the entire developed world. It was first outlawed by the U.S. by the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in 1977, but this law was never robustly enforced until about 2005. As for the rest of the…
Rank this Week: 2279

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Comments on Michigan news and criminal law. By The Law Office of Steven L. Schwartz.

http://www.michigancriminaldefenselawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 15

    Charlotte Woman Sentenced to Fifteen Years for DUI-Related Death

    Charlotte Woman Sentenced to Fifteen Years for DUI-Related Death
    Earlier this month in a Charlotte courthouse, a 23-year-old woman was sentenced to 15 years of  imprisonment for her involvement in the 2013 death of her boyfriend and the father of her two children. According to one local news…
  • Dec 30

    Gold Medalist Swimmer, Michael Phelps, Pleads Guilty to Second DUI Offense

    Gold Medalist Swimmer, Michael Phelps, Pleads Guilty to Second DUI Offense
    Earlier this month, the most decorated Olympian in history pleaded guilty to his second DUI offense in the past ten years. According to a report by the Washington Post, the Olympic swimmer was pulled over in Fort McHenry Tunnel in Maryland…
  • Dec 15

    Michigan Mom Accused of DUI-Homicide for Death of Daughter

    Michigan Mom Accused of DUI-Homicide for Death of Daughter
    Last year, a tragic accident took the life of a four-year-old girl. In recent news, the mother of that girl is on trial for her freedom in a case that alleges she was driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. According to a report by…
Rank this Week: 2125

Fort Walton Beach & Destin…

Fort Walton Beach & Destin Criminal & DUI Defense Blog

Answers common questions about arrests, court procedures and penalties that apply to the Fort Walton Beach & Destin, Florida area. By Shawn Lupella.

http://www.emeraldcoastdefense.com/q-a/
  • Jan 15

    Prescription Drug Fraud Crimes In Okaloosa County

    Prescription Drug Fraud Crimes In Okaloosa County
    There are two main categories of Prescription Drug Fraud Crimes. The first is called Uttering a Prescription of a Controlled Substance. The second, and much more commonly charged type is called Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud. These…
  • Jan 9

    Penalties & Fines For Various Drug Possession Convictions In Okaloosa County

    Penalties & Fines For Various Drug Possession Convictions In Okaloosa County
    Arrested For Drug Possession In Okaloosa County? Call Me To Discuss – It’s Free Florida has been leading the way in ramping-up penalties for just about every sort of drug related crime. Even though criminal justice experts from…
  • Dec 23

    The Only 5 Ways Okaloosa County Police Can Legally Get Access To Search Your Home or Car for Drugs Or Other Contraband

    The Only 5 Ways Okaloosa County Police Can Legally Get Access To Search Your Home or Car for Drugs Or Other Contraband
    There are 5 main categories of “legal” searches that can be performed by police in Okaloosa County: The first is based on the doctrine of “plain view.” If the police look in your car and see what they believe is…
Rank this Week: 984

Questions and Answers About…

Questions and Answers About Arrests, Criminal Procdures and Policies

By the Law Offices of Patituce & Associates, LLC.

http://www.patitucelaw.com/faqs/
  • Jan 15

    The Penalties For Possession Of A Controlled Substance Under O.R.C. 2925.11

    The Penalties For Possession Of A Controlled Substance Under O.R.C. 2925.11
    If you have been charged with the possession of a controlled substance under R.C. 2925.11 you face some very serious penalties and you need to retain the services of an experienced criminal defense team. To determine what the possible…
  • Jan 8

    Pandering Sexually Oriented Matter Involving A minor Defense Lawyer In Cleveland

    Pandering Sexually Oriented Matter Involving A minor Defense Lawyer In Cleveland
    An individual charged with pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor(ORC 2907.322), needs the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney. This charge is formally known as pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor;…
  • Jan 8

    Pandering Obscenity Involving A Minor Defense Attorney In Cleveland

    Pandering Obscenity Involving A Minor Defense Attorney In Cleveland
    If you have been charged with pandering obscenity involving a minor (ORC 2907.321), you need to immediately hire the best criminal defense attorney that you can. This charge is formally known as pandering obscenity involving a minor.…
Rank this Week: 2052

King Law Offices Blog

King Law Offices Blog

Discusses traffic matters, family law, criminal law, wills and estate planning and personal injury law as it relates to North Carolina and South Carolina.

http://kinglawoffices.com/blog/
  • Jan 15

    Small Business Seminar for Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Member

    Small Business Seminar for Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Member
    As a business owner or a person wanting to start a business; you may face a lot of legal red tape questions that left unanswered can adversely affect your business. Brian King will be conducting a Business Talk seminar exploring the following…
  • Nov 4

    Our Shelby Office Has Moved!

    Our Shelby Office Has Moved!
    King Law Offices, known locally as King, Crotts, Duncan & Jaynes, has moved it’s Shelby office from 221 South Lafayette Street,  #4,  to 131 West Marion Street., directly across from the upcoming Farmer’s Market.…
  • Oct 14

    Brian King Teaching Small Biz Law Basic

    Brian King Teaching Small Biz Law Basic
    King, Crotts, Duncan & Jaynes would like to thank Bobbie Young and the team at REAL in Marion for providing an opportunity for Brian W. King to teach the fundamental business law practices for new businesses here in McDowell County and…
Rank this Week: 1922

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

Covers the False Claims Act, Qui Tams, whistleblowers, and other related collateral proceedings, with special emphasis on health care fraud. By A. Brian Albritton.

http://www.falseclaimsactlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2883

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blog

Tacoma Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal defense issues in sex crimes cases. By Law Office of Timothy L. Healy.

http://www.tacomacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 14

    Washington v. McClure - Conviction, Life Sentence for Child Sex Assault Challenged

    Washington v. McClure - Conviction, Life Sentence for Child Sex Assault Challenged
    A Washington man previously convicted of first-degree child rape was subsequently convicted of second-degree child rape in the alleged four-year-long abuse of his stepdaughter and was thus sentenced to life without the possibility of…
  • Jan 7

    Washington v. Lawson - Voyeurism Conviction Upheld

    Washington v. Lawson - Voyeurism Conviction Upheld
    In Washington State, voyeurism is a crime defined in RCW 9A.44.115. It is when a person, for the express purpose of arousing or gratifying sexual desire, knowingly views, photographs, or films another person without his or her consent when…
  • Dec 26

    State v. Cardenas-Padilla - No-Contact Order Conviction Upheld

    State v. Cardenas-Padilla - No-Contact Order Conviction Upheld
    Violations of no-contact orders in Washington can result in serious penalties, even if the alleged contact was not violent, and, in some cases, even absent direct contact. Technology has advanced to the point where contact is immediate,…
Rank this Week: 3294

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers harassment crimes, motor vehicle crimes, drug crimes and entrapment defenses. By Patrick J. Murphy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 14

    Assault and Battery Causing Serious Injury in Massachusett

    Assault and Battery Causing Serious Injury in Massachusett
    Under Massachusetts law, anyone who commits assault or assault and battery may be punished by imprisonment for not more than two and a half years in a house of correction or with a fine of not more than $1,000. However, a defendant can be…
  • Jan 1

    Sexual Assault of an Uber Passenger in Boston

    Sexual Assault of an Uber Passenger in Boston
    Recently, a 46-year-old Uber driver was accused of sexually assaulting a passenger in Boston. Uber customers use an app to arrange and pay for rides with drivers who are nearby. The driver pled not guilty to all charges, which included rape…
  • Dec 15

    Receiving Stolen Property in Massachusett

    Receiving Stolen Property in Massachusett
    In the recent appellate decision of Commonwealth v. Hernandez, a defendant appealed from a conviction for receiving stolen property. The case arose when the defendant was riding a bicycle down the street, pulling another bicycle along with…
Rank this Week: 3132

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Confessions of a Traffic Lawyer

Covers traffic ticket laws and news. By Matthew J. Weiss.

http://nytrafficticket.com/blog/
  • Jan 14

    Are Homeowners Better Drivers Than Renters?

    Are Homeowners Better Drivers Than Renters?
    A recent Insurane.com report indicates that homeowners are better drivers than renters.  The website found that drivers who own their home file fewer insurance claims than than renter counterparts.   Data from over 700,000 drivers…
  • Jan 7

    Ignorance Of The Traffic Law Does Not Apply To Police Officer

    Ignorance Of The Traffic Law Does Not Apply To Police Officer
    In 2009, a man was illegally stopped near Dobson, N.C. because one of his brake lights was out. The owner consented to a search of the car and the police officer found a bag containing cocaine.  The hitch, however, is that, under North…
  • Jan 1

    Is Illegal To Eat A Hamburger While Driving?

    Is Illegal To Eat A Hamburger While Driving?
    I’ve written for years about the dangers of distracting driving and advocating for strong laws to address this problem.  However, I recently read about a case that, in my opinion, takes the matter too far.   An Alabama…
Rank this Week: 4071

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law topics such as DWI/OUI offenses, other traffic related offenses, and murder. By William D. Kickham.

http://www.bostoncriminalattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 841

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers legal topics such as appeals, drug crimes, internet crimes, white collar crime, and federal criminal trials. By Kish & Lietz.

http://www.georgiafederalcriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1004

New Jersey Criminal Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Douglas Herring.

http://www.newjerseycriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Jan 13

    DUI on a What?!?

    DUI on a What?!?
    Recent News stories have brought up the topic of alternatives to cars that have resulted in DUI Arrests.  For example:  Man arrested for DUI after stealing golf cart from Rose Bowl CBS Sports reported that a 19-year-old man was…
  • Jan 8

    Appellate Panel Allows Trial Court to Delay Ruling on Prior Crimes Evidence until after Defendant Testifie

    Appellate Panel Allows Trial Court to Delay Ruling on Prior Crimes Evidence until after Defendant Testifie
    On December 24, 2014, the Appellate Division allowed — for the first time in New Jersey — a trial judge to wait to decide on the prosecutor’s request to admit evidence of another crime until after the defendant…
  • Oct 31

    DUI Conviction Upheld When Police Fail To Read Warning

    DUI Conviction Upheld When Police Fail To Read Warning
    Today, in State v. Pedro Peralta, A-5761-12 (Decided October 31, 2014), the New Jersey Appellate Division issued a published opinion upholding the conviction for Driving under the Influence (DUI), when the police failed to read the required…
Rank this Week: 668

Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

Case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Third Circuit.

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2179

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Utah Criminal Law Blog

Focusing on issues affecting the criminal justice system. By Bautista, Overson & Stewart PC.

http://www.utahcriminallaw.net/blog/
  • Jan 13

    Judge Allows Inconclusive DNA Evidence in Salt Lake City Murder Trial

    Judge Allows Inconclusive DNA Evidence in Salt Lake City Murder Trial
    On Tuesday, January 6, Third District Judge James Blanch ruled that prosecutors would be permitted to use DNA evidence in the case of former pediatrician John Brickman Wall (51), who pleaded not guilty to murder charges and aggravated…
  • Dec 16

    What’s the Difference Between Actual and Constructive Drug Possession?

    What’s the Difference Between Actual and Constructive Drug Possession?
    Drug possession is not a blanket charge, and can be broken down in a few different ways. Two of the categories drug charges can be placed into include actual possession, and constructive possession. What’s the difference, and…
  • Dec 9

    Using a Plea in Abeyance to Get Your Charges Dismissed

    Using a Plea in Abeyance to Get Your Charges Dismissed
    When faced with criminal charges, a defendant may enter a plea of guilty, not guilty, or nolo contendere, meaning “no contest.”  But what is the less commonly known “plea in abeyance,” and how does…
Rank this Week: 1253

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

Covers criminal law and civil rights issues in Georgia. By Albert Wan.

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • Jan 12

    In Front of Your Nose

    In Front of Your Nose
    In 1946 George Orwell wrote a piece called In Front of Your Nose in which he famously said that “[t]o see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.”  This is so, Orwell thought, because people have…
  • Jan 6

    Rasheed: Divided Fifth Circuit Panel Finds Counsel Ineffective Under Padilla But No Harm

    Rasheed: Divided Fifth Circuit Panel Finds Counsel Ineffective Under Padilla But No Harm
    Now that the Supreme Court has decided that Padilla cannot be applied retroactively, the lower courts are, as expected, trying to figure out what set of circumstances merits relief under Padilla — that is, when does a foreign national…
  • Oct 29

    The Other Side of the Wind

    The Other Side of the Wind
    The following is a “reluctantly dissenting” opinion written by a federal appellate judge in a case  that concerned the voluntariness of incriminating statements made by a 19-year old to detectives in an interrogation room.…
Rank this Week: 4320

Mountain Legal Colorado Criminal…

Mountain Legal Colorado Criminal Defense

Covers criminal legal issues in the Colorado area. By Nathaniel Baca.

http://www.mtnlegal.com
Rank this Week: 2859

Massachusetts DUI Lawyers Blog

Massachusetts DUI Lawyers Blog

By Urbelis Law, LLC.

http://www.massachusettsduilawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 12

    Former Middlesex County, Massachusetts Prosecutor Charged After Supplying Confidential Information To His Drug Dealer

    Former Middlesex County, Massachusetts Prosecutor Charged After Supplying Confidential Information To His Drug Dealer
    Last week, a former Middlesex County, Massachusetts prosecutor has been indicted after allegedly supplying his drug dealer with confidential information in exchange for prescription ocycodone pills. Stephen M. Gilpatric, 35, served as a…
  • Dec 22

    Former Patriot Aaron Hernandez: MA Rules of Evidence May Be the Key to Winning His Criminal Trial

    Former Patriot Aaron Hernandez: MA Rules of Evidence May Be the Key to Winning His Criminal Trial
    Massachusetts Rules of Evidence are very important when it comes to winning a criminal trial. On Friday, December 19th, Superior Court Judge Garsh ruled that text messages sent from Odin Lloyd minutes before he was shot and killed cannot be…
  • Apr 10

    Massachusetts Man Wrongly Accused

    Massachusetts Man Wrongly Accused
    Yesterday, Ross Currier, a Boston man, was cleared of sexual assault charges in the North End. Suffolk County prosecutors entered a nolle prosequi, which resulted in the termination of the charges of assault and battery, which carries a…
Rank this Week: 4964

The D.U.I. Blog

The D.U.I. Blog

Covers criminal court cases including D.U.I., drug law, assaults and other issues. By Joel Heiligman.

http://www.joelheiligmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 12

    New MN Expungement Law Goes Into Effect, Adds Hope of Second Chance

    New MN Expungement Law Goes Into Effect, Adds Hope of Second Chance
    A new year means new chances for those with previous convictions in Minnesota. On January 1st, a state law went into effect allowing people with misdemeanors and some felonies to petition a judge to determine whether or not they can have…
  • Dec 15

    Colorado Man’s 16th DUI Draws Scrutiny to State Law

    Colorado Man’s 16th DUI Draws Scrutiny to State Law
      A man in Colorado recently received something quite astonishing: his 16th overall DUI-related charge. And despite holding a number of DUI convictions that extend well into the double digits, Denny Lovern, 57, had never faced a felony…
  • Nov 13

    Arizona Court: Medical Marijuana License No Excuse for DUI

    Arizona Court: Medical Marijuana License No Excuse for DUI
    A prescription for medical marijuana is no excuse to drive with the drug in your system, a court in the state of Arizona recently affirmed. The issue dates back to December of 2011 after a man in Phoenix was pulled over and subsequently…
Rank this Week: 1157

Sonoma County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Sonoma County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal laws and news in Sonoma County. By Amy Chapman.

http://www.sonomacountycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 11

    California Appellate Court Rules "Concentrated Cannabis" Counts as Marijuana under the Compassionate Use Act

    California Appellate Court Rules "Concentrated Cannabis" Counts as Marijuana under the Compassionate Use Act
    Earlier last year in December, a California appellate court reversed a lower court's decision holding that concentrated cannabis was not considered "marijuana" under the Compassionate Use Act of 1996. According to one local news source out…
  • Jan 4

    Sonoma County Man Arrested on Gun and Drug Charge

    Sonoma County Man Arrested on Gun and Drug Charge
    Just last week on New Year's Eve, a Rohnert Park man was arrested and charged with several drug- and gun-related charges after Sonoma County sheriffs found methamphetamine, marijuana, and seven guns in the man's residence. According to one…
  • Dec 17

    Eighth Grader Arrested with Pot and a Gun at Santa Rosa School

    Eighth Grader Arrested with Pot and a Gun at Santa Rosa School
    Earlier this month in Santa Rosa, an eighth-grade boy was arrested after he was caught with a pellet gun and some marijuana on school property. According to a report by the Press Democrat, several other students saw the boy with the gun and…
Rank this Week: 3497

Union County NJ Criminal Attorneys

Union County NJ Criminal Attorneys

Covers criminal defense developments in Union County, New Jersey. By The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall.

http://unioncountynjcriminallawyer.wordpress.com
  • Jan 11

    Disarming A Police Officer

    Disarming A Police Officer
    In the midst of a scuffle with law enforcement, whether done intentionally or unintentionally, an individual can be charged with attempting to disarm. The alleged attempt of disarming can involve the officer’s gun, baton, pepper spray,…
  • Jan 11

    Stalking

    Stalking
    Elizabeth NJ Stalking Offense Defense Attorney What may have started out as harmful conduct, may quickly turn into the criminal offense known as Stalking. Broadly speaking, stalking laws are intended to prevent repetitive harassing or…
  • Dec 23

    Frequently Asked Questions In Having A Criminal Record or Conviction Sealed, Removed or Expunged

    Frequently Asked Questions In Having A Criminal Record or Conviction Sealed, Removed or Expunged
    Individuals are permitted to request that records of criminal proceedings be sealed and unavailable to the public, including evidence of charges and convictions. This process is referred to as expungment and it is useful because it allows an…
Rank this Week: 3951

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Edmund R. Folsom Law Blog

Covers Maine criminal law issues.

http://edfolsomlaw.com/the-law-blog
  • Jan 10

    THE 1ST AMENDMENT AND A COWED PRESS.

    THE 1ST AMENDMENT AND A COWED PRESS.
    THE 1ST AMENDMENT AND A COWED PRESS. Posted by Edmund R. Folsom, Esq. January 10, 2015   Free speech is under attack in the free nations of the western world, in a way more effective than I have otherwise seen in my lifetime. We are…
  • Dec 7

    LIE-INS, DIE-INS AND POLICE SHOOTINGS

    LIE-INS, DIE-INS AND POLICE SHOOTINGS
    LIE-INS, DIE-INS AND POLICE SHOOTINGS Posted December 7, 2014 By Edmund R. Folsom   Just as every cop is a criminal And all the sinners saints As heads is tails Just call me Lucifer ‘Cause I’m in need of some restraint…
  • Nov 20

    Maine Ignition Interlock Device Vendors & Installers.

    Maine Ignition Interlock Device Vendors & Installers.
    Posted by Edmund R. Folsom November 20, 2014 Maine Ignition Interlock Device Vendors & Installers. The following is a list of Vendors and Installers of approved ignition interlock devices for the State of Maine, reflecting installer…
Rank this Week: 3421

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
  • Jan 10

    Our Firm Wins Appeal in Case Involving Unlawful Search of Cellphone

    Our Firm Wins Appeal in Case Involving Unlawful Search of Cellphone
    The post Our Firm Wins Appeal in Case Involving Unlawful Search of Cellphone appeared first on .
  • Jan 10

    Boston Bombing Trial Moves Forward

    Boston Bombing Trial Moves Forward
    Should Boston bomber Tsarnaev get the death penalty? The post Boston Bombing Trial Moves Forward appeared first on .
  • Dec 16

    Our firm wins appeal in sexual exploitation case

    Our firm wins appeal in sexual exploitation case
    Today, the Georgia Court of Appeals issued a decision in one of our cases that will result in sexual exploitation charges being dismissed against our client. Our client was pulled… read more → The post Our firm wins appeal in…
Rank this Week: 1070

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Michael C. Rosenblat, P.C.

http://www.chicagocriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 10

    Army Sexual Harassment – What is it?

    Army Sexual Harassment – What is it?
    What is Army Sexual Harassment?  With all of the recent news concerning sexual harassment this article will help you understand what the Army Sexual Harassment Policy prohibits. Army Regulation 600-20, Chapter 7-4, Prevention of Sexual…
  • Oct 20

    Court Orders Re-sentencing for 15-year-old

    Court Orders Re-sentencing for 15-year-old
    Chicago, Illinois A fifteen year old was charged and convicted of aggravated criminal sexual assault, rape.  The defendant was tried as an adult and sentenced to 36 years in prison, of which he will have to serve 85%.  The Illinois…
  • Aug 5

    The Fourth Amendment’s Sliding Scale Protection

    The Fourth Amendment’s Sliding Scale Protection
    Chicago – On a Sunday night in Chicago around Armitage and Kildare and Wabansia and Karlov the Chicago Police received numerous 911 calls reporting gunshots in the area. The callers reported to 911 hearing between 5 and 9 shots and…
Rank this Week: 2395

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

Covers criminal defense, immigration consequences, and constitutional law. By Rick Horowitz.

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Jan 9

    A Personal Choice

    A Personal Choice
    Sorry I don’t have a spiffy title for today’s post. I wasn’t – probably still am not – really prepared to write it. But I want to at least try to clarify some things about yesterday’s post. When I…
  • Jan 8

    Being Charlie Hebdo

    Being Charlie Hebdo
    Censorship issues have not been high on my list of things to become upset about. It’s not that I don’t care about them. I care very much. After all, I have experienced first-hand what can happen when someone doesn’t like…
  • Jan 6

    Vol-Delauter

    Vol-Delauter
    I was going to go with “He Who Must Not Be Named” for this post – which I suspect will be the shortest post in the history of my blogging career – but someone else already took that. Unfortunately, I was too busy this…
Rank this Week: 1188

Arizona Common Law

Arizona Common Law

Discusses law in the state of Arizona with a focus on what rights are protected by the Arizona Constitution, free speech rights (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), religion and religious freedoms (protected by the federal and Arizona Constitutions), and emerging issues of the law. By Joe Thomas.

http://azcommonlaw.com
  • Jan 9

    A Marshall Plan for Arizona

    A Marshall Plan for Arizona
    I think the state of Arizona needs to seriously consider the Marshall Plan while things are in a state of flux with the death penalty. Both sides have agreed to a time out in the lawsuit seeking to make public Arizona’s execution…
  • Jan 7

    Article – Nonbinding Bondage

    Article – Nonbinding Bondage
    BDSM contracts … sigh, I never got to study these in law school. Apparently, these non-legally binding agreements are used to layout the terms of a BDSM sexual relationship between two or more individuals.  Since I still not have…
  • Dec 20

    Conflict of Interest in Prosecuting Police Misconduct

    Conflict of Interest in Prosecuting Police Misconduct
    State level prosecutors are put in an interesting position when deciding whether or not to bring charges during police abuse cases.  Recently a discussion began on how police abuse cases are prosecuted, after a few high profile cases…
Rank this Week: 822

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers expungements, drug offenses, domestic violence and other criminal offenses in Florida. By the Sammis Law Firm.

http://criminal-defense-attorney-tampa.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 9

    Medical Marijuana in Florida in 2016

    Medical Marijuana in Florida in 2016
    The fight for medical marijuana in Florida begins today. The Florida Secretary of State has approved the new petition to legalize medical marijuana in Florida. This petition will put the medical marijuana issue back on the ballot in 2016.We…
  • Nov 12

    Are Judges Sending Too Many to Jail and Prison? Reforming a System of Mass Incarceration.

    Are Judges Sending Too Many to Jail and Prison? Reforming a System of Mass Incarceration.
    The American Justice Summit streamed live on November 10, 2014 for more than five hours. The program addressed the need for reform within the criminal justice system though a series of small discussion panels. Budget concerns in an…
  • Nov 6

    Medical Marijuana in Florida - Keep Fighting the Good Fight

    Medical Marijuana in Florida - Keep Fighting the Good Fight
    The fight to legalize marijuana in Florida is not over. 3,320,836 Floridians voted in favor of legalizing medical marijuana on November 4, 2014. It received 58% of the votes. Although Amendment 2 wasn't perfect and many argued that…
Rank this Week: 1283

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Orange County DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers California DUI news and legal developments. By William Weinberg.

http://www.orangecountyduilawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 9

    New Proposed Law Could Make 3rd DUI A Felony

    New Proposed Law Could Make 3rd DUI A Felony
    Could A New Law In Colorado Make 3rd DUI’s In California A Felony? There is a proposed new law being considered in Colorado, which would make a third DUI a felony. Representatives of Weld County are reintroducing a bill that would make…
  • Jan 2

    DUI Arrests In Orange County In 2014

    DUI Arrests In Orange County In 2014
    Orange County Cracks Down on Driving Under the Influence Drivers Orange County continues to reinforce their commitment to crack down on individuals who drive under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. As they do every year, Orange County…
  • Dec 5

    DUI with Passenger Under The Age of 14

    DUI with Passenger Under The Age of 14
    Consequences Of DUI With Passenger Under The Age Of 14 In California, if you are arrested for driving under the influence and you have a passenger in your car under the age of 14, Vehicle Code section 23572 states that any sentence/punishment…
Rank this Week: 1281

Law Office of Joe Dane

Law Office of Joe Dane

Covers criminal offenses and procedure in California.

http://www.joedane.com/blog/
  • Jan 9

    Speedy trial rights – 10 day trailing period

    Speedy trial rights – 10 day trailing period
    What are the rules for a speedy trial in California?   There are actually a couple of different speedy trial rules. The first question is whether you are charged with a felony or a misdemeanor. If it is a misdemeanor, you have a right to…
  • Jan 6

    If you consent to a police search, can you limit where they can search? Orange County criminal defense attorney

    If you consent to a police search, can you limit where they can search? Orange County criminal defense attorney
    If the police ask if they can search, can you put limits on where or how they can search?   The answer is yes… and no. If the police search is based on consent, the person giving consent can set limits as to the scope of the…
  • Jan 5

    All about search warrants – Orange County criminal defense attorney

    All about search warrants – Orange County criminal defense attorney
    What is a search warrant? A search warrant is an order in writing, commanding a peace officer to search a particular person or place for specific listed items and return them to court.  Right off the bat, note that a warrant only allows…
Rank this Week: 1300

Jax Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jax Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Richard Landes.

http://www.jaxfloridacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 9

    Is it legal for doctors to pay referral fees for patients?

    Is it legal for doctors to pay referral fees for patients?
    Answer: No, it is not.  Referral fees are illegal and are prosecuted by the federal government as kickbacks, especially if government medical insurance (Medicare and Medicaid) is used.  Consider the case of  U.S. v. Babaria,…
  • Dec 20

    How is ‘actual loss’ calculated in a fraud case in federal court?

    How is ‘actual loss’ calculated in a fraud case in federal court?
    Answer: One would think that in a case involving the theft of money or a financial fraud, the ‘actual loss’ would be the amount of money taken or stolen, right?  It’s not.  ‘Actual loss’ is a term of…
  • Dec 11

    What is willful blindness?

    What is willful blindness?
    Answer: Willful blindness is a concept in federal law that says you cannot make yourself willfully blind, that is, ignore, an obviously illegal situation you are involved in.  And if you do, you do so at your peril.  Consider the…
Rank this Week: 642

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Chicago Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Law Offices of David L. Freidberg, P.C.

http://www.chicagocriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 9

    Chicago “Ban the Box” and Expungement or Sealing of Violent Misdemeanor

    Chicago “Ban the Box” and Expungement or Sealing of Violent Misdemeanor
    Chicago’s “Ban the Box” law, which prohibits certain employers from requesting criminal background information on job applications goes into effect January 1. However, this information can be requested – and must be…
  • Jan 6

    DuPage County Woman Charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance

    DuPage County Woman Charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance
    A Villa Nova woman was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance after accepting delivery of almost 700 Xanax pills. The arrest was made through the combined efforts of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S.…
  • Dec 31

    Cook County Man Charged with Promotion of Prostitution

    Cook County Man Charged with Promotion of Prostitution
    A Lyons man was arrested last week and charged with two counts of promoting prostitution through a joint investigation by the Cook County Sheriff’s Vice Unit and the Berwyn Police Department. The alleged promotion of prostitution…
Rank this Week: 1634